Tuesday, August 7, 2018

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    FG to repatriate 116 Nigerians stranded in Libyan slave camps

FG to repatriate 116 Nigerians stranded in Libyan slave camps

Abike Dabiri-Erewa, senior special assistant to the president on foreign affairs and diaspora, says 116 of the Nigerian migrants trapped in Libya slave camps would soon be repatriated.In statement by Abdur-Rahman Balogun, her media aide, Dabiri-Erewa said the federal government and the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) have located the detention camps of the Nigerians and offered to bring those willing [...]

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    Lai calls PDP ‘reckless’ for saying APC, FG plotting to overthrow Saraki

Lai calls PDP ‘reckless’ for saying APC, FG plotting to overthrow Saraki

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says the federal government and the All Progressives Congress (APC) intend to obtain an interim court order to declare the Senate President seat vacant.Following the defection of Bukola Saraki from APC to PDP, the ruling party had called on him to step down as leader of the upper legislative chamber.In a statement, Kola Ologbondiyan, PDP [...]

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    Group sues FG for failing to disclose cost incurred during World Cup

Group sues FG for failing to disclose cost incurred during World Cup

The Media Rights Agenda (MRA), a non-governmental, has sued the federal government over its alleged refusal to disclose the cost it incurred from Nigeria’s participation in the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.The MRA, in a statement on Thursday, accused the federal government of failing to disclose the lists of Nigerian footballers, coaches, supporters, government officials and their aides who [...]

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    FG postpones closure of third mainland bridge till August

FG postpones closure of third mainland bridge till August

The federal government has postponed the closure of the third mainland bridge for maintenance test from July 27 to August 24.Babatunde Fashola, minister of power, works and housing, disclosed this in a statement issued on Tuesday.The bridge, earlier scheduled to be closed from July 27 to July 30, will now be shut to vehicular movement from  August 24 to August [...]

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    PDP describes Nigeria Air as a huge scam

PDP describes Nigeria Air as a huge scam

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused the President Muhammadu Buhari administration of attempting to use the newly unveiled airline to siphon billions from the nation's treasury.At the Farnborough International Airshow on Wednesday, Hadi Sirika, minister of state for aviation, unveiled the logo and name of the new national carrier — Nigeria Air.He said the government will not own more [...]

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    FG launches campaign against fake news

FG launches campaign against fake news

The federal government has launched a campaign against fake news in the country.Speaking at the launch, Lai Mohammed, minister of information, said the essence of the campaign is to sensitise Nigerians on the dangers that fake news poses to the country's peace and security.The minister said there is need to check fake news ahead of the 2019 elections."For those who [...]

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    ALERT: FG to shut third mainland bridge for repairs on July 27

ALERT: FG to shut third mainland bridge for repairs on July 27

Adedamola Kuti, federal controller of works in Lagos, on Tuesday said consultations were ongoing for the closure of third mainland bridge in Lagos for repairs.The bridge connects the mainland part of Nigeria's commercial capital to the Island, where many corporate organisations have their head office.Kuti said the ministry of works would hold a meeting with stakeholders on Wednesday to discuss [...]

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    Housing is the new way ‘to gear up Nigeria’s economy’

Housing is the new way ‘to gear up Nigeria’s economy’

Festus Adebayo, a real estate expert, has advised the federal government to invest in housing  sector which he says is the new way to shore up the economy.Speaking with journalists on Monday, Adebayo said dividends of unclaimed pension funds should be invested in the sector.He said investment in the real estate sector would reduce Nigeria’s unemployment rate by 50 [...]

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    FG ‘must ensure full transparency’ in Ogoni clean-up exercise

FG ‘must ensure full transparency’ in Ogoni clean-up exercise

A coalition of non-governmental organisations (NGOs) has called on the federal government to ensure full transparency in the clean-up of affected sites in Ogoniland.The coalition made the call on the heels of the federal government's statement that the exercise will soon start.Ibrahim Jibril, minister of environment, said the cleanup — inaugurated in 2016 — will begin in August and that 400 [...]

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    Onaiyekan on killings: Nigeria in a state of emergency

Onaiyekan on killings: Nigeria in a state of emergency

John Onaiyekan, cardinal of the Abuja Catholic diocese, says Nigeria is in a state of emergency.Onaiyekan said this on Tuesday while speaking on the incessant killings in various parts of the country.This year alone, hundreds have been killed in crisis situations such as attacks by suspected herdsmen, clashes involving the herders and farmers as well as armed robbery.Speaking during the [...]

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    FG ‘yet to refund’ £200,000 used for Ekwueme’s treatment

FG ‘yet to refund’ £200,000 used for Ekwueme’s treatment

The federal government has reportedly not refunded the £200,000 used in the treatment of the late former Vice-President Alex Ekwueme.Ekwueme died in a London hospital in November 2017, at the age 85.Prior to that, the federal government had undertaken to fund his medical treatment abroad. Upon his death, it also set up a committee to oversee his burial.However, six months [...]

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    Report: FG writes US, UK over ‘hacking’ of Buhari’s health records

Report: FG writes US, UK over ‘hacking’ of Buhari’s health records

A committee probing the alleged hack of President Muhammadu Buhari’s health records in the build-up to the 2015 elections has written the US and UK to demand information.The federal government had set up a committee after reports surfaced that a rich supporter of former President Goodluck Jonathan reportedly hired SCL, a data analytics company, to paint President Buhari in a [...]

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    ‘Mount pressure on FG over my daughter’s release’ — Leah Sharibu’s father begs media

‘Mount pressure on FG over my daughter’s release’ — Leah Sharibu’s father begs media

Nathaniel Sharibu, father of Leah, the only Dapchi schoolgirl still in Boko Haram custody, says the federal government is yet to contact his family regarding Leah's situation.He is, therefore, appealing to Nigerians — the media, in particular — to “put pressure on the government” to ensure the release of his daughter.Sharibu made the appeal during an interview on RayPower 100.5 [...]

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    Report: FG to file fresh extradition suit against Kashamu

Report: FG to file fresh extradition suit against Kashamu

The federal government will soon initiate a fresh legal action for the extradition of Buruji Kashamu, senator representing Ogun east, to the US.According to PUNCH, the suit will be filed against the senator as soon as the US government makes a fresh request.The move is coming after the appeal court set aside a restraining order Kashamu had obtained against the [...]

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    Health sector crisis deepens as doctors oppose JOHESU’s equal pay demand

Health sector crisis deepens as doctors oppose JOHESU’s equal pay demand

The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) has threatened to go on strike if a key demand of the striking health workers under the Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU) is met.The health workers are asking, among other things, to be at par with doctors in terms of salary — which the NMA said is "callous and ill-motivated".The JOHESU strike, which has been [...]

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    Buhari’s government seeking to foist a fascist regime’ – PDP petitions UN

Buhari’s government seeking to foist a fascist regime’ – PDP petitions UN

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has petitioned the United Nations over the “thoughtless abuse of human rights” being perpetrated by the federal government in the country.In the petition dated April 30 and signed by Uche Secondus, PDP national chairman, the party also accused the All Progressives Congress (APC) administration of clamping down on the opposition.The party said there is a [...]

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